A massive sea serpent that effortlessly controls water and rules all who dwell in the oceans. The raging swell of his "Tsunami" is enough to consume even the fiercest of foes.
A giant sea serpent, it first appeared as a monster that swallowed the party in Final Fantasy II, and went on to become one of the most prominent summons in the series alongside Bahamut, being known by titles such as "the Sea King", or "Lord of All Waters". In the later titles of the series, Leviathan's prominence diminished as Bahamut gained more status and popularity. Leviathan's trademark attack is Tidal Wave, also known as Tsunami, which calls on a massive wave of water to damage all enemies.
Leviathan is not present as a summon, but rather a large sea monster that consumes any ship carrying a Crystal Rod on approach to the Tower of Mysidia. His intestines are a small dungeon, containing a group of people he swallowed, including Ricard Highwind.
- White summoning: Demon Eye - Instant Death if successful.
- Black summoning: Cyclone - deals wind-elemental damage to all enemies.
- High summoning: Tidal Wave - deals water-elemental damage to all enemies.
The Eidolon King... Born of the Northern Sea itself, he is the Lord of All Waters, and unchallenged champion of the Eidolons.
Leviathan plays a major role in this game, where he is titled "The Lord of All Waters". He is the king of the Eidolons that live on a parallel plane of existence in the Underworld, the Feymarch, and rules the summoned monsters with Queen Asura. He knows that Rydia of Mist was one of the last surviving Summoners.
When Rydia is traveling with Cecil, Edward, and Yang to Baron on a ship, Leviathan attacks the ship and carries Rydia off into the Feymarch to protect her and train her in her abilities. Later in the game the player can enter the Feymarch and defeat Leviathan to earn him as a summon if they have also defeated Asura.
Leviathan has a casting time of 3, costs 50 MP to summon in all releases, except in the 3D release where he costs 75 MP. When summoned Leviathan uses Tsunami to attack all enemies for heavy non-elemental (water-elemental in the 3D version) damage. On the Easy Type version, the casting time was reduced to 2.
Lunar Leviathan is a boss in Palom and Porom's Lunar Trials sidequest at the Lunar Ruins in the game's Advance version. Defeating him earns a Grimoire that can call Lunar Leviathan to attack all enemies for a guaranteed 9,999 damage.
Leviathan can be found in the Chamber of the Eidolon King in the Feymarch. He tells Rydia that something is coming, and he fears that trouble stirs in the human world again.
Leviathan is fought twice in the game, the first time he is fought he is summoned by the Mysterious Girl to battle Golbez and Fusoya in the Crystal Palace. He cannot be harmed and only the Girl can be defeated, and afterward Leviathan fades away.
In the final chapter Leviathan can be found as an optional boss in the Depths, and if defeated with Rydia in the party, will come to his senses and be available to summon. Otherwise he must be killed. Leviathan costs 50 MP to summon and uses Tidal Wave to attack all opponents.
Leviathan's summon attack, Tidal Wave, is Water-elemental and costs 39 MP to use.
Leviathan appears in the Advance and smartphone versions in the World of Ruin. In South Figaro, the player must talk to the man near the entrance to learn about an underwater creature and go to Nikeah and take the ferry. Halfway through the trip, Leviathan will attack the party.
Once he is defeated, the player receives his magicite. If Mog is in the party in this battle, he can learn the Water Harmony Dance, which was possible to learn only in the World of Balance in previous versions. Its sprite is a modified version of the Leviathan sprite from Final Fantasy V.
His attack, Tidal Wave, deals heavy water elemental damage to all enemies. He costs 70 MP to summon and his power is 130. He teaches the following spell:
- Flood x2
Leviathan gives +2 Stamina for every level up.
- See the Summon sequence here.
The Leviathan Summon Materia is obtained in Wutai Village after Yuffie defeats the fifth and last pagoda god, Godo. It casts Tidal Wave and costs 78 MP. Leviathan was one of the summons to also appear in the game's original 1996 Aeris demo release where, for a cost of only 40 MP, Aeris could summon Leviathan into battle to use its Tsunami attack, the original name for Tidal Wave. Leviathan's spell power is equal to 4.6875x the base magic damage.
|Stats||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Master|
|AP for level||18000||38000||87000||100000|
|Stat changes||Magic +1, Magic Def. +1, Max HP-5%, Max MP+5%|
Obtaining Leviathan in the PlayStation 4 version earns the Making Waves trophy.
Leviathan returns as a water-elemental summon who can be called in battle using the Leviathan Materia in this game. He uses the attack Tidal Wave as his attack, which hits all enemies. His appearance is based on his original appearance in Final Fantasy VII.
While not appearing in the game, Leviathan is referred to as Wutai's guardian god, and a fountain of it can be seen while in Wutai.
- See the Summon sequence here.
The Guardian Force Leviathan can be drawn from NORG. If missed, it can later be drawn from Trauma in Ultimecia Castle. Obtaining Leviathan in the Steam version earns the player the achievement Leviathan.
Leviathan is available as a Guardian Force in both of the game's demos.
Leviathan's attack, Tsunami, is a Water-elemental attack that damages all enemies. He can also wash away smaller enemies, killing them instantly (otherwise known as eject). Leviathan's summon time is 21.4s, which, according to Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania, allows the player to boost the damage to around 230% of normal damage using a regular PlayStation controller.
The damage is calculated as follows:
Elemental Defense starts at 800 (0%), 900 nullifies damage and 1000 absorbs it. If an enemy is shown to be weak against an element, its Elemental Defense is below 800. If damage becomes negative (due to high Elemental Defense), the target is healed by that amount.
|Summon Effect||Leviathan +20, Quezacotl -10, Every other GF -1.6|
|Compatibility Items||Fish Fin +2, LuvLuvG +20|
|Casting Magic||Holy +1, Water +1, Apocalypse +0.2, Flare +0.2, Meteor +0.2, Ultima +0.2, Thunder -0.4, Thundara -0.6, Thundaga -0.8|
The following table represents the base stats:
Abilities learned naturally by Leviathan are listed below:
|Spr+40%||120||Spr+20%||GFRecov Med-RF||30||Supt Mag-RF|
|Refine||1 refines into 3 Doc's Codes|
|Level 9 (GF Card)||Win||CC Group Joker in Balamb Garden Training Center (appears randomly in the easternmost screen after Garden has become mobile).|
- See the Summon sequence here.
The eidolon Leviathan is obtained at the Iifa Tree as part of the story. It is taught through the Aquamarine for 40 AP. Dagger can summon Leviathan's Tsunami, which deals Water damage to all enemies. Tsunami's spell power is augmented by the total number of Aquamarines in the party's inventory. If Leviathan is added to Dagger's roster of eidolons since the beginning of the game via a cheating device, before Dagger has her eidolons extracted Leviathan costs 168 MP to summon; its normal cost when acquired normally is 42 MP.
It is explained by Eiko that the summoner tribe failed to summon Leviathan and so sealed him away near the Iifa Tree using Carbuncle as the seal. Dagger rushes to find Leviathan and unseal him to save her mother from Kuja's attack, but realizes she can't use Leviathan to save Brahne since she is currently with her fleet of ships.
Leviathan is mentioned in an old memo written by Hironobu Sakaguchi for the development of Final Fantasy IX. Upon their first meeting Princess Garnet would have rushed past Zidane and "a thief" (Marcus in the final game) and while the thief would have focused on Garnet's chest being slightly revealed in her formal dress, Zidane would take notice of the pendant she was wearing: "No, no, she was wearing the pendant of the summons permitted by only royalty. Deep blue stone... 'The Legend of Leviathan', was it Princess Garnet?" This could refer to Garnet's royal pendant being the summoning jewel for Leviathan in the early story drafts. In the final game, Garnet is unaware the pendant is a fragment of Alexander's summoning jewel.
Location: Treno, Card Stadium
Leviathan appears in Final Fantasy XI as one of the six celestial avatars. He represents the water element. The job class Summoner can unlock the "spell" Leviathan upon completion of the quest "Trial By Water". Alternatively, a brave low-level Summoner may go on the quest "Trial Size Trial By Water" and defeat Leviathan in a battle alone rather than in a group. He retains his trademark move, Tidal Wave as his Astral Flow ability.
He was a great sea serpent who used to terrorize the Gugru Sea, in protest of the development of sea commerce. All attempts to defeat him failed, until a war hero named Veydal, who lived in an island kingdom in the middle of the Gugru Sea, volunteered to resolve the situation. He wanted to apologize to Leviathan and try to discuss with him. However, his first mate was too eager to fight and attacked the sea serpent before the order was given, which caused Leviathan to rampage.
Forced to defend his men, Veydal offered his life to Leviathan in return for theirs. The rest of his crew fled, including the first mate. Veydal was last seen falling into the sea in fierce combat with the serpent. Upon returning home, Veydal's first mate claimed the victory as his own. However, the next day, Leviathan's body washed ashore, with Veydal's sword planted in his skull. The serpent wished to honor the memory of the brave warrior and show the truth to his kinsmen, in a dying effort.
Altana, moved by Leviathan's gesture and Veydal's courage, called them both to the heavens. She transformed Leviathan into the Celestial Avatar of Water. Veydal is the name of the brightest, dark-blue colored star of the Leviathan constellation.
Leviathan is also the name of a Server in Final Fantasy XI.
|Tidal Wave||1||Rage||All||Massive water damage to enemies within area of effect. Only available during Astral Flow.|
|Barracuda Dive||1||Rage||8||Minor slashing damage.|
|Water II||10||Rage||24||Deals minor water magic damage.|
|Tail Whip||26||Rage||49||Deals blunt damage and inflicts Weight.|
|Slowga||33||Ward||44||Inflicts slow on enemies within area of effect.|
|Spring Water||47||Ward||99||Large HP restoration and removes a status ailment for all party members in area of effect.|
|Leviathan's Favor||55||Avatar's Favor||0||Enhances magic accuracy of all party members near Leviathan.|
|Water IV||60||Rage||118||Deals moderate water magic damage.|
|Spinning Dive||70||Rage||164||Accurate slashing attack dealing massive damage.|
|Rage||182||Deals massive water magic damage to one target.|
|Tidal Roar||84||Ward||138||Lowers attack of enemies within area of effect.|
Leviathan is the rank 3 Physical Water summon in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. He is fought in Mission 58: Serpent's Rage, which takes place at Oghu, the Veiled Isle. His normal attack is Barracuda Dive, in which he swings his tail to attack all enemies in a small radius around him. Leviathan's special attack, Tidal Wave, deals massive water damage to all enemies in front of him.
In addition, the airship Dreadnought Leviathan in the time of Final Fantasy XII has been rebuilt, bearing its predecessor's name, now under the ownership of Queen Ashe. The ship Leviathan serves as the Galbana's gateway between Lemurés and Ivalice.
Although not an Eidolon in the game, the Leviathan Plaza is the name of an area on Cocoon, in the city of Eden, past the Siren Park. Concept artwork for Leviathan exists, indicating Leviathan was considered as one of the Eidolons to appear in Final Fantasy XIII. The concept art shows people walking inside Leviathan's body, suggesting he may have been considered as another form of amusement in Nautilus, like Ifrit or Carbuncle.
Leviathan was originally scheduled to appear as a boss in the original version of the game, but following the tsunami disaster of 2011, his and Titan's plotlines were seen as highly inappropriate for the time and were shelved.
In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Leviathan finally appears as the final boss of the Through the Maelstrom scenario introduced in the game's 2.2 patch. Leviathan first appears during the "The Gift of Eternity" main scenario quest, during the quest he is summoned by a Sahagin Priest. When summoned, Leviathan absorbs the spirit of the priest and dives into the ocean. After obtaining a specially-outfitted boat, the Whorleater, to fight the Primal on equal footing, the Adventurer and their allies fight Leviathan out at sea and defeat him. His signature attack during the battle is Tidal Wave, which can be defended against by activating a force field powered by an Elemental Converter.
In addition to the scenario version of the boss, players may face a stronger version of Leviathan in the "The Whorleater (Extreme)" instance, which offers the chance to obtain Leviathan-themed weapons and several drops for crafting furniture and stylized chocobo barding.
The E3 2013 trailer shows Leviathan causing destruction in Altissia while Noctis and his friends fight opposing forces from Niflheim. Noctis explores the city and battles enemy airships as Leviathan creates a waterspout and lays siege to the city around him. It appears Leviathan is a a high ranking Archaean. In June 4th 2015 Active Time Report director Hajime Tabata said programming underwater action would be time-intensive, but they were looking to include the Leviathan segment from the 2013 E3 trailer into the full game, and scenes with Leviathan returned in the trailers shown during Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event.
Leviathan has been revealed to be an intelligent woman that "oozes elegance." She can disguise herself and move around as a liquid. She was one of the first summons designed for the game, from when it was known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. She, like the other summons, will play an important role in the game.
Tomohiro Hasegawa is in charge of art direction for enemies. He purchased real fish, dissected them and looked at how light and surface reflection worked on things like the Leviathan's scales. The party's car, Regalia, can have a Leviathan skin as homage to the summon.
Leviathan can be learned with 850 job points. Summoning it costs 48 MP and it unleashes Tidal Wave, a water-elemental attack that hits all foes in a large area. It has a speed of 15. Leviathan has a 40% chance of randomly being learned in battle by a Summoner who has not yet learned it and is not KO'd by it, or absorbs at least 1 HP worth of damage. Nullifying the damage does not count.
The Leviathn is not a fightable enemy, but is a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into. Leviathn is depicted as a fish instead of a sea serpent.
Leviathn is not a summon in Final Fantasy Legend II, but is an enemy. It's also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.
Leviathan appears as a minor antagonist in Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light as a servant of Chaos. Leviathan's appearance in the game is extremely different from the main series, as he appears as a squid-like creature with six serpents for tentacles.
Before the events of the game, Leviathan began to cause trouble in Liberte around the time of Glassworks Fair. Around this time Leviathan had sent his minions to make Captain Drake and his crew attack the city to steal all of the objects in Liberte's town hall. The Captain Drake and his crew stole Pione's vase with Lilibelle inside and the Rusty Compass. After the Rusty Compass was stolen, the Cetus was forced into an eternal slumber and city of Liberte was overrun by Leviathan's minions.
After being sent into the past, the party travels to Liberte a day before the events of the Glassworks Fair and help Pione by bringing Lilibelle for his vase. The next day, the party finds out that Captain Drake and his crew robbed the city of the artwork and kidnapped both Pione and Lilibelle. The party travels to the Pirate Hideout and discover that Captain Drake was being manipulated by Leviathan's minion. The party defeats the Sea Devil and free Pione and Lilibelle.
Captain Drake apologizes for his actions and gives the party the Rusty Compass. The party returns to Liberte and resurrect the Cetus. The party then takes the Cetus to the east and encounter Leviathan. The party defeats Leviathan and brings peace to Liberte. Later, Leviathan is revived within the Star Chamber, but it is defeated once more.
Leviathan appears as an optional Eidolon in Final Fantasy Dimensions. In order to obtain Leviathan as a summon for the party, the player must defeat him inside the Abyssal Shrine. Once defeated, Leviathan can be used a level 5 Summon Magic available for Summoners and costs 56 MP to summon. When summoned, he will use Tidal, which inflicts strong water-elemental damage to all enemies.
Leviathan appears as a water-elemental summon in Final Fantasy Legends: Toki no Suishō. Leviathan first appears in the game's story as a boss twice during the first chapter of the game during the "Philosopher's Ordeal" and "Eidolon Summoning" event quests.
Leviathan is one of the summons that may be purchased through the game's cash shop. However, the summon can still be obtained in the game through normal means. In addition, Wrieg has Leviathan's Phantom Stone equipped to him during the game's opening prologue.
Leviathan's special Tidal Wave deals water-elemental damage to all enemies. All versions of the summon are able to go up to rank 7. Summoning Leviathan costs 3 points from the Consumption Gauge.
Depending on Leviathan's version type and rank, it can allow the user to use the following abilities:
|Rank||Maximum Level||Phantom Stone Cost||Max HP||Max MP||Max Attack||Max Magic||Max Speed||Components Needed|
Like some summons in Dissidia, Leviathan can be summoned by two distinct ways: Automatically, which summons it immediately when the summoner suffers a break, decreasing his/her opponent's Bravery by periods of 20 and shows its Final Fantasy VIII artwork, and manually, where the summoner's opponent Bravery is decreased by periods of 40 and its Final Fantasy V artwork appears. Leviathan's auto version is obtained in the third stage of the Destiny Odyssey V storyline and its manual version is obtained in the second stage of the Destiny Odyssey V storyline.
Leviathan returns as a summonstone, with the same function as in Dissidia. His auto version is now found in Chapter Five: Entrusted Power of Scenario 013. The manual version can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 50 KP.
Leviathan appears as a scenery element in the Fantasia track, with the same look as in the Chocobo Mysterious Dungeon series.
Leviathan appears in Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon.
Leviathan appears in Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2 as a secret boss.
|Deal 2 damage.
Steal 3 of opponent's * and charge your CP gauge.
|Deal 2 damage.
Destroy 2 CP of the same color as opponent's card.
|Crystal Ability (**)
All crystals in your CP gauge become *.
|Crystal Ability (***)
All crystals in opponent's CP gauge become *.
|Crystal Ability (**)
Deal 1 damage for each *,* in opponent's CP gauge.
|Crystal Ability (***)
Deal 2 damage for each *,* in opponent's CP gauge.
Leviathan is the guardian beast of the Water Oracle, Meja. He is a boss in the Water Shrine.
When summoned, Leviathan will use Tsunami on enemies within a three-grid radius and an added Confuse effect.
A Leviathan-like creature called the "Kigen Dragon" is the most powerful of the Kigen Arts. Lisa masters it by using most of her spirit energy to create it. Though it is normally used as a last resort, due to its very risky nature of almost killing the summoner, Wonderland's physics ensure Lisa's survival, though she loses consciousness for awhile after summoning.
Leviathan from Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IX appears as a water-elemental trading card. The Final Fantasy IV card has the Final Fantasy IV DS version artwork for it, while the Final Fantasy III version uses the original artwork by Yoshitaka Amano. The Final Fantasy IX card uses Leviathan's concept artwork.
Leviathan appears on Triple Triad cards.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
Leviathan appears as one of the many dragons, alongside other Final Fantasy summons, in Bahamut Lagoon. In the game he is one of the Holy Dragons and can be summoned for a powerful water-elemental attack.
Leviathan is a chance card in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, the card's ability: House value down 20% on random street.
Leviathan is one of the creatures summoned in this Japanese arcade-based Square Enix card game. It was designed by Yousuke Aiba. It returns in the Lord of Vermilion sequel, Lord of Vermilion II.
In Kingdom Hearts, the Leviathan is a Gummi Ship model piloted by the Heartless between Neverland and Hollow Bastion. Its blueprint can be obtained by Sora, allowing him to rebuild his own Gummi Ship as a Leviathan.
In Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days, one of Roxas's Keyblades, with the Nimble Gear equipped, is named Leviathan.
An ancient sea dragon and ruler of the oceans that stirs up great waves capable of swallowing creation.
Called forth by a fell Sahagin ritual, this serpentine god lurks in the dark ocean depths, threatening to swallow all.
Leviathan's incarnation from Final Fantasy VII appears as a hazard for the Midgar stage. If Leviathan's Summon Materia is used, he will appear in the background of the stage. He will use Tsunami to create a fast surge of water that can knock players off the stage.
Three collectible figurines of Leviathan have been released. The first was released in 1999 as part of the Transcendent Artists Collection: Final Fantasy VIII and it is a cold cast statue featuring Leviathan along with Quistis Trepe and Selphie Tilmitt. Final Fantasy VII's version of Leviathan has appeared as part of the Final Fantasy Creatures Vol 1 series of figures, and the Final Fantasy IX's Leviathan has been released under the Final Fantasy Master Creatures collection's first series as well.
Leviathan (Biblical Hebrew לִוְיָתָן or לווייתן Liwyāthān) is a violent sea creature that is referred to in the Hebrew Bible as well as the Talmud and some other ancient Jewish texts. During the golden age of seafaring, the term Leviathan became synonymous with any large sea creature, sometimes describing whales. Bible scholars interpreted Leviathan to be either a demonic sea creature and an enemy of God.
The Talmud and other ancient Jewish sources refer to Leviathan more specifically as a sea serpent, sometimes with multiple heads capable of breathing fire, that was made on the fifth day of Creation. It is said that during the end of days, God will make tents, or sukkah, out of the skin of Leviathan for the righteous to live in. Some have speculated that Leviathan was based on a real animal, the most popular theory being the Kronosaurus and the Nile crocodile.
Being mentioned in the Final Fantasy series as the King of the Seas, its incarnation also appears to derive from the legends of the Shinto god Ryūjin or Owatatsumi, said to be the dragon god that reigns over the tides and the seas. This is further reinforced by the parallels of the Leviathan faith of Wutai in Final Fantasy VII, as Shinto also sees the worship of water dragon kami in Japan.
In some cultures it is believed Leviathan lives at the bottom of Mariana Trench.
- ↑ Final Fantasy VIII Battle Mechanics FAQ
- ↑ Sakaguchi posts old Final Fantasy IX developer memos — Destructoid
- ↑ http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/01/02/final-fantasy-14-patch-22-content-teased-includes-leviathan
- ↑ Final Fantasy XV: Stella is gone, Episode Duscae 2.0 slated for June 9 — Gematsu.com
- ↑ 16 More Things We Learned About Final Fantasy 15 (Accessed: August 30, 2015) at Gamespot
- ↑ Tabata Talks Chocobos, Tonberries, Cities and Story With Famitsu (Accessed: August 11, 2015) at Final Fantasy Union
- ↑ A look at the concept art behind Final Fantasy XV's modern city (Accessed: August 11, 2015) at Nova Crystallis